Red Pine


  • Native to Michigan
  • Good for wildlife cover and food
  • Good for windbreaks
  • Good for reforestation
  • Self Pruning
  • Deer tolerant
  • Currently favored for plantation lumber
  • Seedling height: 6″-14″

Height: 70ft-80ft
Spread: 15ft-30ft
Water Needs: Dry to Medium
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam
Growth Rate: Fast

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Red Pine
Description Red pine (Pinus resinosa) is a fast-growing, long-lived evergreen tree. Red pine has distinctive reddish-brown scale bark and dark-green, tufted needles. Shade intolerant, red pine prefers full sun on a moist or dry site with poor, sandy soils. Red pine is often used as an ornamental shade tree. The wood is used for general construction, millwork, and pulpwood.
Height 50 – 70 ft.
Spread 20 – 40 ft.
Growth rate Medium
Sun Full sun
Water use Low
Soil Sandy or gravelly, acidic soil
Bloom time March – May
Bloom color Red, brown
Fruit type Cone
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness (Native/Non-native) Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, lumber
Climate Change Hardiness Low adaptability (US Forest Service)

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